Peace, Prosperity and Politics
By (author) John E. Mueller
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Peace, Prosperity and Politics by John E. Mueller
Book DescriptionAs we enter a new century, world affairs have been transformed. The leading countries confront no compelling or immediate major threats of a military sort; they all see the world in essentially the same way; there has been an enormous expansion of international trade and economic interconnections; and rapid technological expansion has facilitated international interconnections that substantially skirt standard political arrangements. This makes possible a reallocation of national effort from security to material concerns and a reasonable prospect for an unparalleled era of prosperity and peace.But less benign forces also persist. Ethnic conflict continues to plague the world, and a new challenge to the international order could be launched by an emergent or resurgent state. Moreover, the positive prospects of the global economy are not yet available for all nations. In result, politics - political choice - remains important.In this book, a group of political scientists, economists, and historians assess these important developments. They agree that important historical changes are occurring in international politics, but they differ in their perspectives and proffer different speculations about the new era and about the consequences of the emerging relationship between politics and economics. They also vary in the degree to which they are optimistic or pessimistic about the way things appear to be going.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813364537
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John E. Mueller
War and Ideas, Paperback (May 2011)
"This book collects the key essays, together with updating notes and commentary, of Professor John Mueller on war and the role of ideas and opinions"-- Provided by publisher.
Remnants of War, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by John E. Mueller
Mueller argues that war is an idea, like dueling or slavery, that has been substantially discredited, reduced to its remnants-or dregs-and thugs are the residual combatants.
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Author Biography - John E. Mueller
John Mueller is professor of political science at the University of Rochester. His most recent book is Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery.
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